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SWTOR Beta Impressions

SWTOR Beta Impressions 

Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and rest; however, when the intergalactic struggle between the light and dark side of the force calls for one’s help, you cannot ignore their plea. Last weekend, I was able to participate in the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta, but the question on everyone’s mind is: Will […]

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It’s Really Good: Trine 2 PC Beta Impressions

It’s Really Good: Trine 2 PC Beta Impressions 

I’ve been playing for about a few hours. These are my thoughts.

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Video Preview: Afterfall: Insanity

Video Preview: Afterfall: Insanity 

We go hands-on with the upcoming horror title.

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FEZ Preview: 3D Manipulation And The Madness That Ensues

FEZ Preview: 3D Manipulation And The Madness That Ensues 

At Indiecade, I was fortunate enough to get some quality time with Phil Fish’s labor of love, FEZ.

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Hands-On Preview: Serious Sam: Double D

Hands-On Preview: Serious Sam: Double D 

If you’ve never played a Mommy’s Best Games game, or a Serious Sam game, then now’s the perfect time to start. Serious Sam: Double D is an indie title that fuses both worlds into a kind of irreverent stew of blissfulness.

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E3 2011: Metro: Last Light

E3 2011: Metro: Last Light 

I usually don’t start previews out with a spoiler alert, but I am warning you now, *SPOILER ALERT.*

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Origin PC: Building the Future, One PC at a Time

Origin PC: Building the Future, One PC at a Time 

In the late 90s, I was introduced to the concept of online gaming on the PC, and at the time, the most coveted computer was an Alienware.

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E3 Coverage: Go intergalactic bounty hunting with Prey 2

E3 Coverage: Go intergalactic bounty hunting with Prey 2 

Taking a departure from the first game Prey 2 follows a US Martial who has found himself lost on an alien world where he begins working as a bounty hunter.

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E3 Coverage: Skyrim – I don’t know about you, but I want to slay me a dragon!

E3 Coverage: Skyrim – I don’t know about you, but I want to slay me a dragon! 

Skyrim, the long anticipated continuation of The Elder Scrolls saga will be coming out in November.  A behind closed doors presentation was given by game director Todd Howard, who did a basic run through of the game.

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Hands-On E3 2011: Serious Sam 3: BFE doing what Duke don’t, serious fun

Hands-On E3 2011: Serious Sam 3: BFE doing what Duke don’t, serious fun 

Serious Sam 3: BFE isn’t a serious game at all.

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E3 Hands On: No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise “One Reason To Pick Up A Move”

E3 Hands On: No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise “One Reason To Pick Up A Move” 

Many people passed over No More Heroes when it came out for the Wii, but now an HD remake is charging up for the Playstation 3.

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E3 Coverage: Get your Wii Remote and morph with Power Rangers Samurai

E3 Coverage: Get your Wii Remote and morph with Power Rangers Samurai 

Based on the popular TV series Power Rangers Samurai tries to bring the experience of being a Power Ranger to your Wii.

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E3 2011: Train, Fight and Fuse in My Monster Rancher

E3 2011: Train, Fight and Fuse in My Monster Rancher 

It has been quite some time since the last quality Monster Rancher title and the working titled My Monster Rancher might just be able to bring this franchise back.

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E3 2011: Centipede Infestation takes over your Wii later this year

E3 2011: Centipede Infestation takes over your Wii later this year 

Centipede was an arcade hit back in the 80’s and Atari is bringing it back with more than just an HD make over.

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E3 2011 Hands-On: Set sail for the new Rune Factory

E3 2011 Hands-On: Set sail for the new Rune Factory 

Rune Factory comes to the Wii and PS3 for with this new installment that changes up the locale and gives you a giant to call your own.

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E3 2011: Conquer the online world in End of Nations

E3 2011: Conquer the online world in End of Nations 

Five factions go to war in End of Nations the new MMORTS from Trion.  End of Nations features a large range of maps including massive maps which can contain up to 50 different players at a time. 

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E3 2011 Hands-On: Street Fighter X Tekken, insert Ryu fan fiction here.

E3 2011 Hands-On: Street Fighter X Tekken, insert Ryu fan fiction here. 

One of the cross over games that no one ever expected to see is coming to home consoles.  Street Fighter X Tekken takes some of the best fighters from Street Fighter and Tekken and pits them against each other in fast fun 2D combat.

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E3 2011: Final Fantasy XIII-2 More of the Same

E3 2011: Final Fantasy XIII-2 More of the Same 

While at the Square Enix booth, I was able to get some hands on time with Final Fantasy XIII. I will not be talking about the graphics, because the build shown was very rough.

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E3 2011 Hands-On: Rage Not As Open World Or Compelling As I Thought

E3 2011 Hands-On: Rage Not As Open World Or Compelling As I Thought 

Bethesda did not have the PC version of Rage on display, but did have the 360 and PS3 versions of the game running at a smooth 60 frames per second. That in itself is a technological feat overlooked by most shooters today sadly.Technical Director John Carmack’s design philosophy insists that the player must have immediate […]

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E3 2011: Fruit Ninja Kinect

E3 2011: Fruit Ninja Kinect 

At E3 this year, I was surprised when I received an email from Halfbrick Studios, the developers of Fruit Ninja. However, what I saw was not a mobile game; it was Fruit Ninja Kinect.

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E3 2011: Over 10 Improvements Prototype 2 Will Have Over Its Mixed Debut

E3 2011: Over 10 Improvements Prototype 2 Will Have Over Its Mixed Debut 

Jonathan Lim, one of the producers working on Prototype 2 from Radical Entertainment said Prototype was one of 2009′s best selling new IPs, selling over 2 million units. What was more interesting to me was the many ways he said Radical Entertainment will try to remedy this series’ mixed debut with Prototype 1.

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E3 Preview: Rusty Hearts brings new punch to MMOs

E3 Preview: Rusty Hearts brings new punch to MMOs 

Rusty Hearts mixes old school beat ‘em up action with online options for a very unique MMO experience.

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E3 2011: Lace up your shoes for Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympics

E3 2011: Lace up your shoes for Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympics 

  Returning for another chance at winning the gold Mario, Sonic, and friends come together to compete in several major Olympic events.  This sequel to the Beijing 2008 game adds some new events to the line up and updates original events to work better with the Wii remote and Wii motion plus. The graphics and […]

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E3 2011 Closed Doors: XCOM “Looking A Lot More Like XCOM… Sort Of”

E3 2011 Closed Doors: XCOM “Looking A Lot More Like XCOM… Sort Of” 

I was very interested to see how XCOM was shaping up since last year’s E3 showing and after sitting in on the demo I felt that that 2K Marin is very much trying to make the transition that Fallout 3 did from Fallout 2.

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E3 2011: Bioshock: Infinite “The Good Kind of On-Rails”

E3 2011: Bioshock: Infinite “The Good Kind of On-Rails” 

A little over 15 minutes of live behind closed doors demo gameplay of Bioshock: Infinite was played before me on a monstrous PC, here’s what I thought.

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Hands-On: The Darkness 2 “Quad Wielding For The Mortal Man”

Hands-On: The Darkness 2 “Quad Wielding For The Mortal Man” 

Banned in Singapore in 2007 and later repealed in 2009 “for excessive violence and religiously offensive expletives, ” The Darkness was one of the earlier first person shooter action horror titles that had actual unique twists in gameplay and story.

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Insomniac Community Day: Never before seen Resistance 3 demo impressions

Insomniac Community Day: Never before seen Resistance 3 demo impressions 

Tonight, CtrlAltKill was lucky to attend Insomniac’s 3rd annual Community Day, and we got to get our hands on some unreleased games.

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Insomniac Community Day: Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Hands-On

Insomniac Community Day: Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Hands-On 

Recently at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Insomniac Games held a Community Day event for all their fans to attend where they had the latest demo of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One that I was fortunate enough to play how it’s meant to be played, with three other gamers!

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A Whole New Way To Game With Onlive.com

A Whole New Way To Game With Onlive.com 

What would it be like to have access to your favorite games, anywhere, anytime? OnLive.com has solved that problem.  What is Onlive.com you ask? Onlive is a new way to game, on your PC and TV. Think of “Cloud” for games.

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Kinect with Michael Jackson: The Experience

Kinect with Michael Jackson: The Experience 

Most of everyone loved the King of Pop. His moves and his music made him legendary. Now the Xbox 360 Kinect lets you dance like him! In Michael Jackson The Experience by Ubisoft, get ready to rock your body to all your favorite Michael Jackson songs with Michael Jackson The Experience.

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